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Last Free 2017 Summer Concert at Chess Park is ... -- "The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA) an arts and culture organization ..." -- 01 September 2017
Veterans Honor Roll Sought for Union Township Park -- "Donations Needed From Local Residents An effort is underway to try and raise ..." -- 31 August 2017
Bethel Park Community Day - September 9 -- "Bethel Park Community Day 2017 will be held on Saturday September 9, from 10:00 ..." -- 31 August 2017
47th Annual Covered Bridge Festival Kicks off the ... -- "Held on the third weekend of September, this annual tradition is the official ..." -- 31 August 2017
Women Helping Women Partners with Local Churches ... -- "Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, together with Bower Hill Community Church, ..." -- 31 August 2017
September News from the Southwestern Pennsylvania ... -- "September News was recently announced by the Southwestern Pennsylvania ..." -- 31 August 2017
“Friends” Preparing for South Park Library Fall ... -- "The Friends of South Park Township Library are planning their Annual Fall Book ..." -- 31 August 2017
Donora Smog Museum to Host Special Guest Speaker -- "The Donora Smog Museum has a guest speaker coming to the Donora Public Library ..." -- 31 August 2017
News from the Peters Township Parks and ... -- "The Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department’s schedule for ..." -- 31 August 2017
September News from the Greater Monessen ... -- "September News was recently announced by the Greater Monessen Historical ..." -- 31 August 2017

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The South Hills – Mon Valley Messenger (the Messenger) is a division of Haniford Enterprises, LLC. Owner and Publisher Douglas Haniford launched the premier issue in June 2004 in an effort to keep local residents informed about what's happening in their community, and to provide local businesses an affordable and effective means to advertise their products and services to potential customers in their primary marketing area. We are a reliable, independent, unbiased and trusting source for hometown news, information, happenings, and feature stories of local interest.

 

The Messenger is a proud member of:

  • Finleyville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Peters Township Chamber of Commerce
  • Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • South Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce
  • West Jefferson Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Brentwood Baldwin Whitehall Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Monessen Chamber of Commerce
  • Mid-Atlantic Community Papers Association (MACPA)
  • Association of Free Community Papers (AFCPA)
  • Independent Free papers of America (IFPA)
  • Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce


We are a FREE community newspaper that is published every month. Our circulation is currently 27,000 copies representing over 60,000 readers!

The Messenger is available FREE of charge at over 500 area locations throughout the south hills and Mon valley including: Finleyville, Union Township, Gastonville, Elrama, Elizabeth, West Elizabeth, Clairton, Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills, West Mifflin, Forward Township, Brentwood, Baldwin, Whitehall, Castle Shannon, Bethel Park, Venetia, Nottingham Township, Canonsburg, McMurray, Eighty-Four, Peters Township, Library, South Park, New Eagle, Monongahela, Carroll Township, Fallowfield Township, Bentleyville, Charleroi, Speers, Dunlevy, Monessen, Donora, Belle Vernon, Rostraver, and more.

Our Editorial Policy
The Messenger publishes community news free of charge. We welcome the submission of articles, news releases, community announcements, editorials and letters for publication. The Messenger will accept information via telephone, e-mail, Fax or U.S. Mail. All editorial submissions are subject to editing for length clarity and taste. The opinions expressed in the Messenger are those of the author, and not necessarily of the Messenger or Haniford Enterprises, LLC.

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